Thanks Ump Round

This is a nationally adopted weekend that recognises and thanks the umpires in our game across all grades from the AFL to community footy and ties in with the Umpiring Is Everyone’s Business Campaign (image attached).


This weekend for Thanks Ump Round, AFL Canberra, its clubs, players and officials are asked to adopt the following on match day as well as creating a positive match day environment for our umpires


Thanks Ump Round – What we will be doing on match day.

  • ·         All named players, coaches and officials to wear “GREEN”
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  • ·         Umpires to split and move down team line and shake hands with all the players and coaches (half the umpires go to one team on one side while the other half go to the other team, no need to double back) 


AFL Canberra will provide clubs with green electrical tape for the arm bands


Teams would need to be in line up position 5 mins prior to schedule start time, where games at lower levels don’t have the time between maybe the game just completed can line up with the game about to commence!



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